(225 ILCS 411/25-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
(a) The Department may adopt rules to permit the issuance of citations for non-frivolous complaints. The citation shall be issued to the licensee and shall contain the licensee's name and address, the licensee's license number, a brief factual statement, the Sections of the law allegedly violated, and the penalty imposed. The citation must clearly state that the licensee may choose, in lieu of accepting the citation, to request a hearing. If the licensee does not dispute the matter in the citation with the Department within 30 days after the citation is served, then the citation shall become a final order and shall constitute discipline. The penalty shall be a fine or other conditions as established by rule.
(b) The Department shall adopt rules designating violations for which a citation may be issued. Such rules shall designate as citation violations those violations for which there is no substantial threat to the public health, safety, and welfare. Citations shall not be utilized if there was any significant consumer harm resulting from the violation.
(c) A citation must be issued within 6 months after the reporting of a violation that is the basis for the citation.
(d) Service of a citation may be made by personal service or certified mail to the licensee at the licensee's address of record.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-10.)